Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tried something new....and the going going gone freebie...

So...Chi Chi Memories is doing something different with their monthly freebie....it's a free download for the first 30 downloads...then the image moves to the store for purchase.  So if you were lucky enough to get online fast enough you could have scored this cutie for free....now you can find her in the store here:




for my card I wanted to try something that I saw on a blog while cruising around...that is to print my image onto kraft cardstock and then color it with my colored pencils.

Here is my final result:




I think this is a super fun technique and will have to start looking more closely at images to see if they would be candidates for this technique in the future.

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for other ideas using this image and the sketch for this month.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chi Chi Wednesday

Time again for another creation from Chi Chi Memories.  This time I decided to use the cute elephant image from the Sympathy stamp set.


I printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored it with my copics.  I added some glossy accents to a few places to make it look more dimensional; the flag, heart, and knob on the mailbox.



I'm sure it will bring a smile to the special girl I'm sending this to...little Lauryn who is fighting Leukemia.  I hope this will bring a smile to her face!

Be sure to check the other wonderful projects on the Chi Chi Memories blog!

Happy crafting...Lynda



Sunday, April 13, 2014

The sky is awake...so I'm awake...

One of my favorite lines from the Frozen movie...  the sun was out in full force today and I got all the yardwork done yesterday, so I had the entire afternoon to sit on the deck and COLOR!!!!

I decided to take the Sketch N' Dies challenge number four and used their sketch to create this card...with this wonderful image that I won last week on the Facebook page for From the Heart.  The image is called Free Hugs.


Image:  Free Hugs, From the Heart
Copics for coloring
Heart Diecut from my stash
Cut the black heart to go behind it.
Spellbinders dies for rectangles.
Enamel dots:  melted those myself!

I can't wait to share the other things I've colored with you....but it's all design team work, so you'll have to check back later...

Happy crafting...Lynda

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy birthday to him....


This week I am the host of the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog.  The theme this week is Masculine Birthday.

For my card I started with the Ship Collage image and stamped it onto white cardstock.  I then pulled out my Copic and chalk and colored it in.  I then trimmed it out and mounted it onto cardstock of a coordinating color.  I then found this wonderful pattern paper that had similar colors and covered the front of my card base with it.  I added a strip of the same cardstock and a piece of burlap paper and these buttons to the front.



For the inside of my card I stamped this sentiment from the Label Lingo Friends set onto white cardstock.   I then mounted it onto the same cardstock from the front and another piece of the burlap paper. 



I hope you'll pull out your images and create a masculine birthday project for my challenge.  You have until Wednesday, April 16 at 11:59 CST to link up your project here on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog.

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Coloring while waiting...


So...while my girls do their activities I often find myself sitting and watching aka waiting...  I have been taking my Copics and my images with me for a while now and I have quite a following now at the karate dojo as the kids all come to see me color...

Today the girls had their horseback riding lessons, so I was lucky enough to sit and enjoy this view out the car window as I colored:



No place does green and blue skies like Washington!!!  We wait for months under cloudy skies for days like this one...and it was totally worth the wait....

So...while I sat I decided to color this totally adorable image from Dilly Beans for their Flowerful challenge.


I've been working on my doodling borders...and this card allowed me to doodle like crazy.

Happy crafting...  Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Dilly Beans - Flowerful challenge
Open Minded Challenge - Animal Antics


Chi Chi Wednesday

So this week I decided to work with the new release called Cute In Glasses:




I colored her with my Copics and then fussy cut the image out.  I then used foam tape to attach her to the card front.  I then doodled her little frame and added this wonderful sentiment from Pickled Potpourri Designs.

Be sure to check out all the other great ideas showcased on the Chi Chi Memories blog!

Happy crafting....Lynda


Entering the card into the following